2021 Events

QUARANTINE UPDATES. Well this has certainly gone on longer than any of us thought, amiright? Our grove has held rituals over Zoom for several months now, and they're surprisingly well-received, but we're still eager to celebrate in the green outdoors again, surrounded by trees. We believe that Beltane 2021 may be a reasonable time frame for this, still meeting outside only, with masks and distancing.

Visitors may attend our moots and public ceremonies; please email us for details of the location.

Private ceremonies may be attended only by members. How can you become a member? Meet with us at any four public events, and if you and we agree it's a good fit, you can join!    Membership FAQ

 

2021 Ceremonies, Moots and Festivals

Ceremony Moot Festival Date When Where
Antiracism Sun, January 19th 7 PM Zoom
Imbolc Sat, January 30th 12 PM Zoom
Member checkup Sun, March 7th 2 PM Zoom
Equinox Alban Eilir Sun, March 21st 12 PM Zoom
Social Sat, April 10th 1 PM Zoom
Beltane Sun, May 2nd 1 PM A member's home in Boulder
Earth Weaving ritual Sun, May 29th 12 PM TBD
Solstice Alban Hefin Sat, Jun 19th ceremony
until Sun, June 20th (optional)
afternoon
overnight vigil (optional)
A member's home in Greely
Water Weaving ritual Sat, July 10th 12 PM TBD
Lughnasadh event Sat, July 31st afternoon TBD
 
Dragonfest August 4th - August 8th multi-day Virtual/online in 2021
Air Weaving ritual Sat, August 28th 12 PM TBD
Dragonoak September 16th - 20th multi-day Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
 
Equinox Alban Elfed Sun, September 19th 11 AM A public park in Arvada
Fire Weaving ritual Sat, October 9th 12 PM TBD
Samhuinn Sun, October 31st 5 PM A member's home in Boulder
2022 Planning Sat, November 20th 12 PM TBD
Solstice Alban Arthan Sun, December 19th 11 AM A public park in Arvada
Drumming Up the Sun Tue, December 21st sunrise! Red Rocks Amphitheater

Other festival news
Postponed till 2022 MAGUS June multi-day Gore, Virginia
Postponed till 2022 Untamed May multi-day Berthoud, Colorado
Still on
in 2021!
Colorado Renfest June - August Eight Weekends Larkspur, Colorado
 

A Moot is a meeting of grove members to perform a group practice, or just to have social time. Visitors may meet us at Social moots.

What are the Lughnasadh Games? In 2018, 2019 and 2020, we held a day-long event that included friendly competitions of knife-throwing, axe-throwing and archery, plus labyrinth-walking, drumming, and more, followed by a potluck feast, culminating in a marvelous Lughnasadh ceremony, with representatives from three OBOD groves. Overnight camping was also an option for those who came from far away. Plans for 2021 are not yet settled.

Drumming Up the Sun is a unique opportunity--each winter solstice, over a hundred people gather before dawn in the upper rows at Red Rocks to drum our hearts out in anticipation of the sun's return. Bring your djembe, bodhran, dunun, doumbek or tambourine and join in this joyful celebration of the great wheel turning. This year our Yule ceremony falls on the same date, so we'll plan it to mesh with this early event, yet you can attend either one or both according to your desire.

For more information, send us an email at [email protected]

Location

Our grove serves members along the Colorado Front Range (US) including the Denver and Boulder metropolitan areas. We hold most of our public ceremonies in Arvada, and private events at member's homes from south of Denver, up to Boulder, and into the foothills.